Enjoying Joy dishwashing liquid
Posted in Mildly Interesting

Follow all instructions

It always amazes me what people will eat or drink. Remember when some idiots watching YouTube were eating TIDE PODS? Anyway… I don’t care how…

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Gem Razor Matchbook Guiding Eye
Posted in Flotsam The Matchbooks

Now all you need is some Hi Karate

Had to get this matchbook at a street sale, after embarrassing myself by letting a lecherous HEHEHEHE laugh escape while reading the comic. Very curious…

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It’s human nature to slack off

It’s 1935- The depression is barely over, not over for a lot of people, yet this yarn wench chooses to slack off her work, and…

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Posted in Love and War files Observations

The Treachery of Greeting Cards

I almost bought this anniversary card for Teresa (The selection was limited at Target) but upon further rumination, I suspect that this popsicle card would cause her to say, “What are you trying to say? Are you trying to say I have a stick up my ass???”

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Vintage paystubs
Posted in Flotsam

Overtime at the Lumber Mill

I was rooting around for something and found these old paystubs, and an electric bill, from 1943. Looks like they took out about 14% for…

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Posted in The Advertising

Barrel of Fun 1953

I think the lady has been sampling the “Barrel of Fun” assortment.

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Posted in The Advertising

A poll for the ladies

I think it’s the lady on the upper right. She can’t be bothered with having a period, and makes her husband do it.

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Ad for Ethyl gasoline additive
Posted in Back in My Day

Ethyl has gas.

Used to be some gasoline had a proprietary antiknock compound in it called “Ethyl”. If I had been old enough to be a gas station…

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Posted in Flotsam Mildly Interesting

PIONEER CLUB: The honest Casino

The famed Pioneer Club lays it on the line in this 1948 gaming guide; “Maybe you’ll TAKE the SLOT MACHINES… or vice versa!” Nevermind the…

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Old concept of the car of the future
Posted in Back in My Day Mildly Interesting

The Future is now, sort of.

The February, 1956 edition of Town Journal magazine predicted cars would be controlled by devices embedded in the pavement. They didn’t see the advances in…

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